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Accident: 118884.015 - Three Employees Are Injured When Trusses Collapse

Accident: 118884.015 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 08/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1422663.01508/08/2019Volunteer Builders Of Tn, Llc
At 12:30 p.m. on August 8, 2019, Employees #1, #2, and #3, employed by a framing contractor, were engaged in the construction of a one-story commercial structur e. They were returning to their elevated work areas after a lunch break and get ting started on brace installation when approximately 15 trusses collapsed. The employees fell from the trusses they were working on, and were struck by other falling trusses. Emergency services transported the employees to the hospital, where all were admitted for treatment. Employee#1 sustained fractures to the hi p and multiple ribs, a lacerated spleen, and facial trauma. Employee #2 sustain ed a broken wrist. Employee#3 sustained six fractured ribs.
Keywords: brace, carpenter, construction, erection process, face, fall protection, fracture, framing, hip, installing, laceration, rib, spleen, struck by, structural collapse, truss, unprotected, work surface, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 27
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1422663.015 53 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist:
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Cause: Exterior carpentry
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2 1422663.015 47 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist:
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Cause: Exterior carpentry
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3 1422663.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist:
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Cause: Exterior carpentry
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